Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln. Volume 8.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.

To Samuel S. Cox [1]

Executive Mansion, Washington,
Hon. Samuel S. Cox Jan. 31, 1865.

Thank you for the speech. I sought it for the humor said to be in it; but while it meets expectations in that respect, it has a far higher merit, so far as I can judge by the hasty glance I have only found time to give it. A. LINCOLN


[1]   The Collector, April, 1950, p. 85; Parke-Bernet Catalog 1026, January 10-11, 1949, No. 53. The speech was probably Cox's speech of January 26, 1865, opposing House Resolution 214, which provided that heads of executive departments were entitled to seats on the floor of the House. See Congressional Globe, January 27, 1865, New Series No. 27, pp. 437-44. No correspondence from Cox in regard to a speech has been found.